Woonsocket Head Start Child Development Association

Woonsocket, Rhode Island ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3232595
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 17, 2020
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Job Des
POSITION PURPOSE: To assist the teacher and cooperate in a supportive role carrying out developmentally appropriate activities. To promote the health, nutrition, and education of the children and to attend to their safety and welfare.
Curriculum and Assessment
Ensure health and safety of children at all times
Assist the teacher in all aspects of managing a safe, healthy, and stimulating learning environment; planning curriculum activities and supervising groups of children; arranging the classroom and materials; keeping attendance records; observing, and recording assessments of individual children.
Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization and choice making: Develop positive relationships with all children by asking open-ended questions, listening respectfully, and providing positive acknowledgment
Assist Teacher in developing weekly goals and plans which will be documented in a classroom planning book. These plan books will be used as part of ongoing monitoring by Head Teacher/supervisor monthly.
Assist in setting up the environment (indoor/outdoor) for the activities of the day
Assist in preparing classroom materials to support curriculum plans. Maintain materials both by maintaining the supply of materials in the classroom as well as assisting other assistants in maintaining organization and cleanliness of materials in larger storage areas)
Prevention and Early Interventions/Disabilities Services
Supervise and monitor children at all time.
Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services across components.
Respond appropriately to crisis or emergency situations that may occur
Asses individual and group needs frequently throughout the day, attending to special needs, specific interests, and concerns. Share information and observations with Teacher daily.
Provide in atmosphere that promotes and reinforces family involvement in the classroom by welcoming and engaging with families and other classroom volunteers.
Encourage and foster open communication with families that promotes and reinforces family involvement in the classroom by welcoming and engaging with families and other classroom volunteers/other agency staff
Help plan and conduct monthly Family Engagement Events with building staff or agency staff when appropriate.
Maintain confidentiality in compliance with agency Code of Conduct and confidentiality policy
Utilize Data collections systems to support child/family and agency outcomes
Assist teacher in maintaining accurate written records, including: assessments, screening instruments, anecdotal observations and other required documentation or forms
Document all significant classroom issues, family contacts, and home visits (when appropriate) in education file.
Additional Job Responsibilities
Attend meetings, professional development opportunities, and other trainings as appropriate. Must attend all professional development opportunities when it is mandated by funding sources, licensing or accreditation authorities
Assist with breaks and other classroom needs as requested
Flexibility regarding other duties that may be requested
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood
  • Welcome to Woonsocket Head Start Child Development Association!

    We are committed to developing partnerships with parents, which support their role as primary educators of their children. To that end, we deliver quality, comprehensive early childhood education and family support programs that enhance the growth and development of children and families, respond to their changing needs, and contribute to the betterment of the community. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Woonsocket Head Start Child Development Association is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • High School/Trade School degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Mary Coutu
    • 204 Warwick St.
    • Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895

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